Sunday, October 9, 2011


Last Thursday (three days after we started work) we had our orientation as Auxiliares de Conversacion in Malaga. There was a meeting where we went over the basics like our salary, how to get your NIE (foreign identification number), work expectations, and health insurance. I heard that afterwards there was some type of lunch, so I was thinking that we were going to have sandwiches, maybe some tortilla, and a few bottles of water. 

WRONG! As we headed to the lunch room, we were greeted by this beautifully dressed woman pouring glasses of wine before we even got into the door. 

After entering the room, there was a wide array of tapas spread over the whole room. The event was catered and there were waiters who came around with freshly sliced ham--Spaniards love their ham--, hot tapas, and of course...more drinks!

Just when I thought this orientation couldn't get any better, we found out that they had hired a live band! The band opened with Bob Marley and I instantly was in love. 

Just to recap, we had an open bar, unlimited tapas, paella, and dessert, and a live band....for FREE!

Have I ever told you how much I love Spain??


  1. Wow, what an amazing start to the program - sounds like you'll have a good time! I'm applying for the Auxiliares program next year and was checking out blogs people doing the program have. Looking forward to hearing updates throughout the year!
    -Jessica (

  2. Thanks for reading Jessica! I HIGHLY recommend this program. It's kind of stressful at times, like trying to get your visa paperwork together, or actually finding your piso once you get here, but it is SOOOO worth it!!

    Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way!

  3. That sounds like the life, you are not going to be able to re-adjust to living in the good ol'US of A

  4. Damn, our orientation in Cadiz wasn't nearly that cool.


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